Barry Sheene

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by A.Clews, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. A.Clews

    A.Clews Guest

    Going through a box of old slides this morning I came across one that I'd
    taken back in *I think* 1979 at Mallory Park, showing the late great Barry
    Sheene doing a lap of honour after his race:

    If anyone can identify the bike (is it even his - I always thought he rode a
    number 7?) that would be fun.
    A.Clews, Nov 27, 2010
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  2. I *think* it's a TZ350.
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 27, 2010
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  3. A.Clews

    Iggy Guest

    Phil Haslam raced in those colours. It looks like Mal Carter racing on
    the seat hump & he was Haslam's sponsor. It would be interesting to know
    why Sheene was on Haslam's bike for winners lap. Maybe his was bust.

    Iggy, Nov 28, 2010
  4. A.Clews

    Iggy Guest

    I got it wrong it will be Ron Haslam's bike. Phil was sadly killed in
    1974 (how time flies). I thought it was later.

    Iggy, Nov 28, 2010
  5. What bike is it, though? TZ350?
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 28, 2010
  6. A.Clews

    Iggy Guest

    I think it's a TZ750. It has white plates & I'm pretty sure that is
    the 750/unlimited class. If we could see the other side we'd know for
    definite because you could see how many exhausts it had. The tank shape
    is like a TZ750, the 350 was different.

    Iggy, Nov 28, 2010
  7. Ah, right. Tiny thing.
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 28, 2010
  8. A.Clews

    Pete Fisher Guest

    I did wonder about the plate colour, but then I couldn't see any sign of
    more than two exhausts. Where did they run then because the 'other two'
    seem to be high level on that pic.
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    Pete Fisher, Nov 28, 2010
  9. A.Clews

    A.Clews Guest

    Thus spake Iggy () unto the assembled multitudes:
    Sadly, by the time I'd leapt over the barrier and sprinted across to the
    other side of the track, Bazza had long gone ;-)

    Thanks to all for the information. If it really was Ron Haslam's bike I am
    sure I'd have been aware of it at the time (we were probably cheering for Ron
    that day), but 32 years does tend to dull the memory ;-)
    A.Clews, Nov 29, 2010
  10. A.Clews

    Iggy Guest

    This look like Haslam on that bike, at Mallory too. Three of the
    exhausts exit on right side of bike which we can't see in either pic'.

    Iggy, Nov 30, 2010
  11. A.Clews

    A.Clews Guest

    Thus spake Iggy () unto the assembled multitudes:
    <pedantic> Looks indeed like the same bike, but obviously not on the same
    day: the 'Renold' sticker is missing from the left hand side of the side
    number 2 (compared to the Sheene pic), and it's a different sticker on the
    diagonal leading down from the front number 2 (Sheene pic has a Ferodo
    A.Clews, Nov 30, 2010
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